APPROACH, METHOD, AND TECHNIQUES
The method and techniques we apply in the classroom of Alam Bahasa Indonesia are in the framework of Communicative Approach toward language teaching and learning. That is based on the belief that language is basically a means of communication. Then, learning a language is learning to communicate using the language. Consequently, the materials and the activities are designed as and for real communication.
Applying the Direct Method, we help the learners to identify concepts and expressions. Teaching aids play an important role to support this activity. Learners are then able to identify how the sentences in Indonesian language are usually constructed. Along with their developed vocabulary, learners will be able to construct their own sentences in conversation. The Direct Method will help learners to be able to speak as naturally as Indonesian people do.
In other words, how they function and work in the specific communication situation is the core of the classroom activity.
The activity consists of the following general steps: